OT: Emacspeak and Fedora

al Sten-Clanton Albert.E.Sten_Clanton at verizon.net
Sat May 30 11:58:49 EDT 2009

Alastair, thanks for the info.  


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Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 5:10 PM
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Subject: Re: OT: Emacspeak and Fedora


You'd probably be better off asking this on the emacspeak list, see

I expect that you need to compile the speech server for the appropriate
synth, these can be found in /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/servers
(or similar), and you will then also need to configure emacspeak to use that
server, probably by setting the DTK_PROGRAM environment variable.

I know this is rather vague but the specifics vary depending on the distro
and the choice of server, in some cases you have to edit the server
makefiles, etc.  Its probably best looking at the emacspeak list archives
and then asking on there if you need further advice.

Alastair Irving

al Sten-Clanton wrote:
> Hi!
> Has anybody been able to use Emacspeak with Fedora?  I tried and 
> failed with several versions of Fedora (speakup-modified versions, except
for 10).
> I have got it working with Debian and GRML.  In those instances, when 
> I installed Emacspeak, I got a list of speech output choices.  I got 
> software speech working:  I didn't like it much, but it did speak.
> With Fedora, Emacspeak just gets installed.  If I try to use it, I 
> typically get stuck in it and have to reboot from another terminal.  
> When I use
> rpm -qc emacspeak
> I get no configuration files, and haven't figured out any other way 
> what I might do to get the speech.
> Thanks for any help.
> Al
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